Monday, January 30, 2012



Friday, January 20, 2012

IT Off-Shore Onsite Song

Most of the Big IT companies in our country work on an Onsite (Videsh) and Off-Shore (Swadesh) model.

Which simply means that some of the team members would be working in Firangi land while other members of their team would be slogging in India.

Most of the communication between these teams happen via telephone and due to the difference in Time Zones of the Countries, they usually happen outside the office hours.

Usually the Off-Shore team would be waiting for their Onsite Counterparts to call them or pick up their phone and provide (a very often misused word) "KT" or Knowledge Transition.

While coming back today from work, I was in an Auto listening to a Song by Fort Minor called "Where'd you go".

Now your's truly having been worked in both these situations, (In Firangi Land and in Bharat Mata ki Jai) this song struck an immediate chord with me and I decided to re-word the lyrics a bit to convey what the team mates in the two countries feel about each other.

(Yes it is a mutual feeling both ways, where both the teams in both the countries feel that the other are enjoying themselves)

So here goes: 

Where'd you go?
We miss you so,
Seems like it's been forever,
That you've been gone.

Some days I feel like shit,
Some days I wanna quit, and just be normal for a bit,

I don't understand why you have to always be gone,
I get along but the calls always feel so long,

And, I find myself trying to stay by the phone,
Cause the dial tone always helps me to not feel so alone,

But I feel like an idiot, workin' my day around the call,
But when you pick up you don't have much to say,

So, I want you to know it's a little fucked up,
That I'm stuck here waitin', at times debatin',

Tellin' you that I've had it with you and this career,
Me and the rest of the team here singing 

Where'd you go?
We miss you so,
Seems like it's been forever,
That you've been gone.


Saturday, January 14, 2012


I have been reading lots of Wedding Cards and stories about many people getting married within a year or two of a relationship. How is that a good idea?

Did they realize that they didn't care what happened in life as long as they had each other.

This just seems like the socially driven concept of love, when it (at least for me) isn't an accurate representation at all. 

With all forms of media beating down on us it's really easy to submit to the idea that you'll be so much happier with a man or woman in your life.

So many movies, songs, and books are about, or include, this kind of love. It's a sort of the quick-fix mentality that seems to be plaguing modern culture. 

Not happy? Getting married / in a relationship will make you happy! 

I think more people need to realize, that love is simply what you have with a best friend. Someone you don't need to be around you to be happy, but whom with you always enjoy company. 

Someone you trust without any worry or jealousy. Someone you can say anything or nothing around and not be judged in anyway. This person shouldn't be a source of happiness for you, and neither should you be for them. 

Jealousy really shouldn't exist. Both partners should have complete acceptance of one another.

I'm not saying that having someone else can't help you become happy on your own. 

And of course there are always exceptions and this doesn't apply to everyone!

Eh I guess I'm preaching now, and of course I'm only speaking my views on relationships so who knows what it's worth. Feel free to dis-agree.


Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Friend Zone

Couple of weeks ago during a random conversation the topic of Friend Zone and came up and I was surprised that people are not aware of (the dangers of) Friend Zone. 

So for the benefit of fellow Human Race (mostly Guys I guess) let me try and describe what this weird phenomena is.

"Friend zone" describes the way most women stop seeing a male friend as dating material after a certain amount of time has passed, even though she might have begun dating them had he acted differently when they first met.

Say there is a man called Rahul of average attractiveness and a woman called Priya. 

Rahul meets Priya. 

Priya thinks "This guy seems nice. He's quite funny and reasonably good looking". 

Rahul doesn't ask Priya out, but they see each other at social functions. 

After a while, Priya stops seeing Rahul as a nice guy who is quite funny and reasonably good looking, and just sees him as My Friend Rahul. But oh no! Rahul realizes he's secretly madly in love with Priya and begins trying to hang out with her more and more. 

Because Rahul loves Priya, he stops behaving reasonably and starts doing anything just to spend time with her and help her out. Eventually, he summons his courage and confesses his love for her. But Priya just feels uncomfortable and confused. She doesn't want to lose her friend, and she feels pressured by his feelings for her. 

To be honest, Rahul's been a little needy and pathetic lately, hanging on her every word and catering to her every whim, and that's not really very nice. And after all she's really attracted to him because he's just My Friend Rahul. So it's not Priya's Fault.

Let's read that again: "IT'S NOT PRIYA'S FAULT". 

If Rahul had the kahunas, he would have had a chance when they first met but he messed it up by not doing anything about it. When he finally got his act together, the friendship that developed actively interfered with his potential of getting the relationship to the next level.

That my FRIENDS is being friendzoned.
(Did you see what I did there ?)


Saturday, January 7, 2012

I am a grown up now

You can make your own Comic Strips here


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Sign from the God's ?

In most of the movies (at least from the 70s), when the hero doesn't know what to do, he would be in a temple, in front of God and he would get a sign from God, a Flower falling off the status or some such weird co-incidence.

Seems very filmy, But I guess I had the err.. Bad Fortune to experience such a similar situation.

Now at the beginning of November 2011 when I was working in Sydney, I was told that the team I was currently working for needs me back in India, So I have to travel back.

At the same time, when Leads from 2 other teams heard of this , they offered me a place in their teams to stay on in Sydney and work with them instead.

And I had to decide what I need to do, (And if you would have read some of my older posts you might know how bad I am at taking a decision)

As usual, I was confused, confounded, dumb founded as to what my next course of action should be, Stay on in Sydney or go back to India and see what it leads to.

One of my older posts also contained the information that I walk to work everyday with my head phones on and music blaring in them. I usually have a playlist of about 600 Songs which play on Random.

So this was one of the same days, when I was walking home, confused as to what my decision should be about where I want to work.
When Suddenly this song started playing: At  that time the Lyrics could not have been more appropriately written for me.

I shit you not when I say this, The Song was:

Oh nadaan parindey
Ghar aaja..
Ghar aaja..
Ghar aaja..
Ghar aaja..
Kyun desh videsh phire maara
Kyun haal behaal thakha haara

Kyun desh videsh phire maara
Tu raat beraat ka banjaara

Oh nadaan parindey
Ghar aaja..

A freaky co-incidence ? A Sign from the God's ? You decide.

All that I know is that the next week, I turned down the offers I had and now I am back in India.

So it's time to change my About me Page, From saying location Down Under in Sydney, I have to change it to err.. Down..err.. In Apna Bharat Mahaan.

In God's Own Country, Lovely Kerala. 

P.S. : For those of you who don't know this song, There you go:


Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year- tions

This is the Obligatory New Year Post.. 

Last Year I thought of making some Resolutions..
After a lot of Confusion..

I came up with a Solution..
That I would resolve the World's biggest Botheration..

May be solve the problem of Pollution..
Or Stop the practice of Prostitution..
To Study Man's Evolution..
And Like Anna lead them on the next Revolution..

Try and work towards Increased Knowledge Adoption..
And help people with their habit of Alcoholization..
But with such high Aspirations..
You also need some kind of resource Allocations..

And due to the lack of Appreciation..
And a lot of Persecutions..
The Resolutions... would never reach up to Execution..
And all of them ended in Cancellations..

So on this new day of Celebration..
It's time again to put ideas into Conceptualizations ..
Hopefully this year the idea would see the light of Inception..
Until then..All we can do is work towards their Culmination..